Next M5 to offer more than 520kW

By Motoring Staff Time of article published Jan 13, 2022

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It seems the German super saloon power war won’t be over any time soon, with the next-generation BMW M5 set to push well beyond the 500kW mark according to the latest rumours.

Although nothing is officially confirmed, Autocar reports that a source close to the car company has stated that the next-generation BMW M5 will come with a hybrid drivetrain that boosts its power output to beyond 700bhp (520kW). Some rumours even pointing to around 590kW and 1000Nm, ludicrous as that sounds. Consider that the current BMW M5 pushes a ‘mere’ 460kW and 750Nm.

It is believed that the upcoming super saloon, due in 2024, will come with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that will pair an updated version of the current 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to a rear-mounted electric motor. | IOL Motoring

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